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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Sydney Dobell (1824–1874)

Dobell, Sydney Thompson. An English poet (1824–74); born at Cranbrook, in Kent. A passionate interest in Italian freedom inspired his dramatic poem ‘The Roman,’ published in a crisis of Italian affairs (1850), and very successful. His services to the cause of free institutions were heartily acknowledged by Kossuth and Mazzini. A later poem, ‘Balder,’ had less vogue. In 1856 he published a volume of dramatic and descriptive verses relating mostly to the Crimean war, ‘England in Time of War,’ many of which have found a place in anthologies. After his death a volume of essays was published: ‘Thoughts on Art, Philosophy, and Religion.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).